Us postal act creation of a national postal system

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US Postal Act: Creation of a National Postal System Significance: It was so that newspapers in local areas could send their news to other local areas. American news for American people; British news was slowly taken out of our society. Charles Wilson Peale: American museum of American artifacts. Noah Webster: New American language; new dictionary. Spoils System: Jackson would slowly take out the people who opposed him in office and filter in the people who liked who he was thinking into office. Indian Removal Act: Jackson took out all of the Indians; the Indians who resisted the most were the Cherokees. Erie Canal, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester: The Erie Canal connected Albany, which stood on the Hudson River and Buffalo, which sits on the edge of Lake Erie. It was deep enough so that horses could carry materials on wagons through the canal. Because of this, wheat and other goods could get to New York fast and cheap and the population in New York skyrocketed. Rochester’s population increased by 400%. Because of this luxuries and food could now get to cities more inland; and evangelicals followed the Erie Canal and talked to people because people became more industrialized. Cotton Kingdom: It accelerated the process of industrialization because New Englanders could share profits with the south and we could also export cotton to Europe. The deep south because they were able to get down into the lower south because of railroads and national roads and plant a bunch of cotton. Because of the railroads they were able to get cotton back up to the north for the north to produce their own clothes. Samuel Morse: He created the telegraph. The Morse Code was used during the Civil War for wartime communication. Charles Grandison Finney: Evangelical preacher in the second great awakening. Went to Rochester (“burned over district” – a lot of evangelical preachers went there to talk to middle class citizens) a lot and talked to the middle class. Although you cannot control the society of industrialization around you, you can control your own destiny.
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George Ripley/ Brook Farm: One of the three Utopian societies we learned about; George Ripley formed the Brook Far. People lived here who hated the materialistic society that the industrialization society created. Oneida community: they had polygamy Mormonism/Joseph Smith: They moved from Missouri to Illinois and finally to Utah where they could create their own community with their own rules and eventually had to swear their allegiance to the American society to be left alone. “Great Salt Lakes” – Salt Lake City. William Lloyd Garrison/the liberator: Significant: white abolitionist; wanted an immediate change for blacks. Northwest Ordinance: Significant: Described how a territory would become a state. This is important because they needed to decide weather or not the state would be a free state or a slave state. The federal government looks over the territory and once it has 60,000 citizens it can apply for statehood.
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